A little more on DearMissJ (DMJ) jewelry — DMJ is a mother-daughter owned and operated online jewelry boutique. What I love about DMJ is their selection of classy, high quality pieces, including the pearl earrings (Girl With A Pearl Earring) & necklace (Lorelai Gilmore) featured above in today’s outfit! These days, it’s difficult to find hand-crafted jewelry thats unique and also stylish – luckily DearMissJ’s jewelry has all of the above. What is also amazing about this company is that they offer FREE HOME TRY-ON service. Basically, pick up to 3 items per box, receive & try on, and keep the items you wish to purchase. Right now, there’s a Valentine’s day promotion for 30%. Gotta love it.
Wow, it’s been a while since my last post. In short, my trip to Taiwan was so fun! – I did a lot of eating, shopping, exploring, night-marketing, sight-seeing, and flasking. Traveling is such a great way for me to step away from reality and jump into a whole other world. Going to Asia again reminded me of my time off from work about a year ago, and all the adventures and new experiences I had during that time. It is seriously amazing what some time off to recharge can do for you. During my time off, I literally did everything and anything I wanted – how often can we say that we do that? – I worked out everyday, enjoyed the outdoors, traveled, joined MDT, and eventually started this blog. This blog is very dear to me because one, it is a reminder of all those great memories and that mindset I created for myself about a year+ ago and two, it’s opened up doors to meet and collaborate with some awesome friends. For this shoot, Steph Dong did such a beautiful job on my makeup and Lisha Wang, as always, killed it behind the camera. I hope ya’ll take some time to check out their work linked here and here.
About a year ago, I spent a month exploring Thailand – it was an amazing experience that I still dream about today. Since then, I’ve had the travel bug and have been itching for another adventure. Luckily for me, time has been flying – especially with work and all – and this week has finally come! In a few days, I’ll be in Taiwan for the first time, exploring Taipei, eating lamb skewers and drinking Boba. In preparation for my trip, I’ve been doing a bit of planning and also packing. I’m usually a heavy packer, but for this trip, since we’ll be hopping from city to city, I’ve decided to pack just the essentials. Here, I’ve featured my Day 1 outfit: a basic crop with white jeans and my most comfortable flats by Cole Haan. I’ll also be bringing along my handy dandy leather backpack by Marc Jacobs to hold a Cavallini travel notepad, my prescription sunglasses (cuz I’m an old lady), my favorite Tory Burch wallet, and my super stylish flasks by Flasking (yes – this is very essential), amongst other things. The backpack is great because I’ll be able to carry my goodies and have free hands for eating food at the night markets. =) Anyhoo, enough about me – let me know about your upcoming travels/cool trips in the comment box below. Would love to hear! Thanks for reading. =)
**Huge thanks to Flasking for these beautiful flasks – I’m beyond excited to use them on my trip. They’re intricately designed, super portable and surprisingly suit well as a fashion accessory for a night-out. When you have a chance check out Flasking and their unique and limited-edition flasks, handcrafted by artists. A couple more of my favorites are here and here. =)
Top: J.Crew, Bottom: Joe’s Jeans, Pumps: Nine West
Decided to change things up a bit and collaborate with some really awesome people for an in studio shoot! This shoot was inspired by the GAP “Make Love” campaign. We wanted to keep a similar clean and classic look and feel. At first I was a little nervous, but it ended up being a blast. Can’t wait to do more shoots like this!
Keeping it casual at work. Love this crinkly J.Crew button-up – could totally pair it w white jeans, pumps and a statement necklace. Instead, I chose to wear it with one of my fave eyelet skirts, which I bought from Banana Republic Outlets on my way back to the Bay. Added a pop of color with orangey-red clutch.
Jacket: Bar III, Belt: Banana Republic, Skirt: Banana Republic, Heels: Nine West, Earrings & Rings: Thanks RocksBox!
Spent the day exploring downtown Oakland for the first time – it was a mixture of a lot of old and a lot of new. Stopped by a cute cafe called Tierra Mia – definitely going back again – had such a cool vibe and their Vanilla Honey Tea Latte was so delish. Decided to sport one of my favorite jackets with today’s outfit – the details, the shape and color all make it so versatile. I pair it w ripped jeans on casual days, and sometimes wear it a lacy dress to add a little edge. Here, I went for a more classy look.